How Many Characters Can You Have in Elden Ring?

Dejan Cvetnarevic
Dejan Cvetnarevic

Updated · Jan 19, 2023


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You might be wondering: “How many characters can you have in Elden Ring?” since you love the game and want to try out everything it has to offer.

Thankfully, you can create and explore up to ten different characters at a time—more than enough to try every playstyle and game ending there is!

Keep on reading to find out how!

Can You Have Multiple Characters in Elden Ring?

By default, the devs have made it possible to have up to ten characters in Elden Ring existing simultaneously in their own separate save slots.

So, even if you visit a Site of Grace in the Lands Between to save your character progress before loading or starting a different one, you will still be able to resume your previous journey from the exact save point without any issues.

Note that the number of classes is also ten, which is not a coincidence since FromSoftware wanted players to experience all of them without deleting old characters.

You can also make every character different from the one before as much as you like by changing their body type, voice, age, name, and overall appearance.

the character creation screen

source: in-game footage—the character creation screen

Note: Even if you start playing and realize you hate your appearance, the game allows you to alter your armor, even if you cannot really upgrade it down the line.

How to Make a New Character in Elden Ring?

Creating a new Elden Ring character is as easy as it can get as you only have to click New Game while at the title screen—an action that automatically takes you to the class selection screen before letting you adjust your hero’s appearance.

the title-screen menu

source: in-game footage—the title-screen menu

Note that even though the game immediately takes you to customize your character, it will still save it in a separate slot without overring any existing characters. 

How to Load a Previous Character in Elden Ring?

Resuming an old character’s journey literally takes two steps:

  1. Click on Load Game while at the title screen;
  2. Scroll through your Elden Ring character slots and choose one.

Once the game starts, you will pick up where you left off with that specific character.

How to Delete Saved Characters in Elden Ring?

Deleting an older saved character is a necessary step if you have reached the character limit but would like to create a new one, and it only takes a few steps:

  1. Navigate to Load Game;
  2. Highlight the character you want deleted;
  3. Click the ‘Delete’ key (varies among platforms);

the Load Game menu

source: in-game footage—the Load Game menu

Reasons to Create a New Elden Ring Character

You may want to create a new character for several reasons, including:

  • New class—you may want to try out a different starting class since they all vary in stats, starting equipment, and playstyle;
  • New build—if you wondered how your playthrough would change with a different armor set and weapons, start a new character to find out;
  • New keepsake item—if you think you should have picked a different Keepsake item during character creation, you can create a new character to do so;
  • New path—since Elden Ring offers a non-linear story with several different endings, you need more than one character to experience all it offers;
  • New spec—if you haven’t already unlocked the Rebirth ability, which allows you to respec, the only way to try out a new playstyle is to start anew.

It’s worth noting that you can change your appearance at any time, even after playing for a while, so that shouldn’t be one of your reasons to start a new game.

However, you can update your looks only after Melina takes you to the Roundtable Hold, where you will find the Clouded Mirror Stand, which lets you change your appearance for free by interacting with it.

Can You Get More Than 10 Characters in Elden Ring?

Well, there’s a workaround to have over ten characters in Elden Ring, but you should do so at your own peril since you can get banned if you play online.

With this method, you can have as many characters as you want, but you’ll have to do some file shuffling around whenever you want to change your save sets:

  1. Back up your current character save files;
    1. Find the Roaming folder in C:\Users\<user>\AppData;
    2. Scroll down until you find the ‘Elden Ring’ folder;
    3. Copy the files and folders found within to a safe location.
  2. Run Elden Ring and delete all your old characters;
  3. Start creating and playing with your new characters.

To continue where you left off with your previous set of characters, simply back up your new characters, then replace the new folder with your old save data.

Naturally, you can repeat this process and create as many backup sets as you want.

Bottom Line

So, how many characters can you have in Elden Ring? The answer is ten—just enough to try out every character class and explore every nook and cranny of its enchanting and dangerous world. Just remember, unless you are ready to do some fiddling with your game files, you will have to delete an older save slot if you want to create more than that.


Dejan Cvetnarevic

Dejan Cvetnarevic

Dejan is a techie at heart who always dreamed of turning his fascination with gaming into a career. He finds working for TechJury a perfect opportunity to express his views of all kinds of different software. Being an avid reader, particularly of fantasy and sci-fi, Dejan pursued a degree in English Language and Literature. When not at his computer, he’s watching sports or playing tabletop games.

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